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Initial post: Feb 10, 2009 6:44:17 PM PST
SusyQ says:
I am wondering if anyone can recommend a natural progesterone cream that they have found very effective?

Posted on Feb 15, 2009 9:15:19 AM PST
S.H. says:
YES!!! I had a hysterectomy a few months ago, and I ordered Fem Gest cream from drugstore.com, and it is wonderful. It is USP Progesterone, which is a true progesterone cream. It does not say USP on the jar, but I contacted the company and asked, and it is. This cream was also recommended by my GYN, and I used it for less than a few days, and felt so much better. Go to drugstore.com, and search "fem gest cream", and read the reviews. You can also search "progesterone cream" there, and see other brands. The one by Emerita is also highly recommended. I am also taking Estrosoy and Reminfemin night time ( you can search them both on drugstore.com ). None of this stuff is inexpensive, but is cheaper than getting compound creams from the Dr, that my insurance will not cover. Hope that helps

Posted on Feb 19, 2009 4:21:20 PM PST
I use Phytoprolief from Arbonne and have for about 7 years - I find it wonderful. It is in a pre-measured pump so that there is no jar opening and exposing to the air and degrading the product! I have my sisters using it too! We all wouldn't live without it!

Posted on Mar 3, 2009 10:06:49 AM PST
I use compounded progesterone cream prescribed by my doctor. My insurance balked big time at paying for it, but appealed several times. Finally got one woman on the phone to tell me they could review the claim again if I needed it for a "chronic condition". I said "Yes ma'am, I am never going to be cured of being a woman. They paid it!

Posted on Mar 4, 2009 12:25:07 AM PST
Great Cook says:
My question is:
How do you know you just need Progesterone? and what about Estrogen?
Isn't Estrogen good for your bones?

I do know if you have too much Estrogen and not enough progesterone, you can get uterine cancer, also breast and other organ cancer.

Shouldn't you have a blood test for your hormons before taking something from the drug store, as then you would know how much to take!..

I'm all for Vitimans etc, and I spend fortune every month at the health food store.
I personally do not agree with taking Hormons unless it comes from a Compound Pharmacy, and your Gyn has taken test so you know what is the right amount to take.

I have seen some ugly things happen to Women who just take it apond them selfs as to how much and what to take in the way of Hormons

Posted on Mar 4, 2009 6:12:25 AM PST
My doctor uses blood work results as well as listening carefully to my symptoms (yes, I am lucky to have found that rare physician who actually listens to his patients!) to determine my need for homones. I don't take any estrogen, my levels are fine, lower than they were when I was younger, but still ok. Women only lose about 40-60% of their estrogen levels, whereas their progesterone levels easily can dip to about 1/120 of their optimal levels. Not only did the progesterone cream eliminate my hot flashes and restless leg syndrome in less than a week, but balanced hormones allowed me to lose 80 pounds from my high weight, and be able to (under supervision, of course) discontinue 6 medications. I also take a small amount of compounded/prescribed testosterone cream, which has also proved to be quite beneficial. In answer to the question about bone strength, I have regular bone density testing and I am doing well with that.

Posted on Mar 7, 2009 2:28:05 AM PST
Great Cook says:
Holyhormones,
Thank you for your info, and congrads on your weight lose.
But most women that are over weight, do not have Osteoporosis. As your extra weight is good
for your bones.
I'm not over weight, and I'm smalled boned. I do have Osteoporosis unfortunatly. I do not want to take drugs for Osteo. I'm thinking about Bio Hormones.

I believe you cannot get bone density tests done, but every 2 years, and I have PPO ins.

Since you have lost so much weight, you might want to get your Estrogen levels checked in a while, as Estrogen is stored in fat cells.

Posted on Mar 10, 2009 10:39:47 AM PDT
Laura Boyd says:
what happens if you stop your natural hormones suddenly?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 10, 2009 11:17:06 AM PDT
I wouldn't ever stop taking hormones, either suddenly or gradually, except under a doctor's supervision. I've been taking them continuously for about 2 1/2 years now, and wouldn't be without them. I expect to be taking them the rest of my life, as progesterone production is not something that will spontaneously regenerate.

Posted on Apr 26, 2009 3:54:20 PM PDT
W. Flies says:
do you have to take hormones after menopause?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 26, 2009 4:00:16 PM PDT
I expect to take them the rest of my life, my ovaries are not going to spontaneously start making hormones again and I certainly feel much better on them!

Posted on Apr 26, 2009 5:36:59 PM PDT
H. hundley says:
midway thru my 47th year I stopped having my periods. I am having hot flashes and several symptoms. I am using remifem, evening primrose and progessterone cream, but I am still irritable and not sleeping well. Any suggestions

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 26, 2009 5:49:15 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 27, 2010 6:53:45 AM PDT
Is the progesterone you are taking over the counter? It's generally not strong enough to be effecctive, it's about a 2% strength when most doctors are using 10% (big difference). The biodientical progesterone I am taking cured my hot flashes inside three days, I swear by it, my doctor prescribes it for me. The Remifem is actually Black Cohash, which works for some women but not all, it didn't do a thing for me. Two great books to read are A Woman's Guide To Natural Hormones by Christine Conrad (and it's cheap here on Amazon) and Stay Young and Sexy with Bioidentical Hormones by JV Wright --- they will give you good information on bioidentical hormones. The BHRT absolutely saved my life, besides curing my hot flashes and restless leg syndrome, I am down 80 pounds from my high weight, off seven medications, and I have far more energy now than I did at 30, and I will be 51 in June. I have a whole blog dedicated to BHRT, it's holyhormones.blogspot.com, and you can email me privately through the blog if I can answer any other questions for you. Good luck!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 13, 2010 8:31:50 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 13, 2010 8:33:15 AM PST
Brenda Yaw says:
BUT, if you dont have insurance you cant get Bioidentical Hormones, someone suggested"Fem Gest" progersterone cream, she swears by it! Not everyone has access to Bioidentical Hormones, see S.H. post from Feb 15, she has a hysterectomy

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 13, 2010 2:50:19 PM PST
Some people have good success with Femgest---progesterone helps with hot flashes. Just be careful, several women have told me about ordering over the counter hormone creams and they have done nothing for them, I suspect perhaps because the creams are counterfit. It's becoming a problem with the media attention to BHRT. Something to be aware of.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 26, 2010 2:15:20 PM PDT
ChefCheyanne says:
Thanks so much for a complete answer. We live in the MACHO land of Central Valley Cali and unless you are in a high speed car accident or a gunshot wound it's harder than heck to get a straight consistent answer on womens health. We can drive 200 miles away and get good medical care but, AMAZING, the good ones have months long waiting lists---filled with women from the Central Valley! xxoocf

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 26, 2010 2:46:03 PM PDT
If you don't mind a drive to Rancho Mirage in the Coachella Valley, my own doctor is an EXPERT in bioidentical hormones, and he is passionate that women of modest means have access to hormonal care. He's the one who balanced my hormones, and I now have more energy than I did at 30 (I'm 51). His name is Dr. John Carr, practices at Fleur Women's Health Center in Rancho Mirage---just Google it, you will come to my blog, and then his information is on the right side of the page.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 26, 2010 8:03:04 PM PDT
Brenda Yaw says:
That sounds great, but Im in St Louis, Mo

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 27, 2010 6:38:39 AM PDT
Brenda, drop me an email at holyhormones@gmail.com-----I have a whole list of resources to help anyone find a doctor and/or compounding pharmacy in their area. I think your area also has Bellevue Pharmacy----they do a lot with BHRT.

Posted on Apr 13, 2010 11:21:37 AM PDT
Regina says:
Will natural progestrone cream at 49 make my period start again? I want to have balance, but not to have periods again! LOL

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 13, 2010 1:47:44 PM PDT
Brenda Yaw says:
no

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 13, 2010 2:10:15 PM PDT
Regina says:
Thankyou Brenda for the answer! It sounds like you have had great results with progestrone. I sure hope it helps me lose the weight I need to lose.

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2012 8:33:03 PM PDT
Ooh can I ask where to go in Portland, Or?! Thanks! Endometriosis, would like a more natural solution that also doesn't cause as much breast shrinkage as the pill, best!
Alexa,
3 Moons Massage

Posted on Jul 30, 2012 12:42:56 PM PDT
cocopuff says:
I had used Femgest for 12 years. it keeps my hair thick, skin fresh and youthful, helps with Fibromyalgia as well as menopause. it's been discontinued and no place to be found! this is like taking insulin away from a diabetic! what on earing do I substitute?? very distressed that now I'll start living old and crunchy like other women my age. So angry about this!

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 26, 2012 8:50:06 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 26, 2012 8:51:34 AM PDT
Mike S says:
You can buy FemGest at GNC. I bought some for my wife - I got a 2-pack for $24.99...
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